Q: I like fishing plastics, but sometimes I get tired of throwing the standard shad tail. When is it best to branch out and try a different bait?

A: It’s never a bad time to try new baits. Fishing is all about experimentation with lures in different conditions. Each angler has specific baits he likes to fish given the conditions he’s fishing in. However, you’ll never find that one lure if you don’t try. Don’t be afraid to vary the style of bait, size, color, and method of retrieve. The slightest change can make all the difference. But remember; always take notes on what you’re doing. It may be tedious, but once you’re able to see a pattern emerge, you’ll be glad you took the time. — AA Pro-Staff

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